Catherine is proud of the highly individualized approach she brings to each patient’s care. And she’s equally proud of the way those patients respond. For several years, Catherine worked at the VA hospital Intensive Care Unit, caring for a broad population of adults suffering a great variety of serious medical conditions. Over that time, she observed first-hand the superior outcomes achieved when patients could be motivated to accept active, informed roles in their treatment. This led to Catherine's passion for patient-centered (as opposed to traditional disease-centered) medicine. She added professional training in such adjunct therapies as homeopathy, herbal remedies and Healing Touch. Her education in the most effective practices for treating the whole person continued with advanced studies in Functional Medicine, and in joining Holistic Medical & Wellness of Indiana. The long-time leader of that practice, Randee Miller, is highly respected for achievements in treating difficult cases through a combination of conventional and integrated medicine. With Randee as her mentor, Catherine gained invaluable knowledge and practical experience, particularly in dealing with conditions which demand continuing understanding and involvement from the patients themselves -- such as anxiety and depression, insulin resistance, food allergies, hormonal inbalance, just to name a few. She became a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP).